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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Prince Rainier III of Monaco originally proposed to Grace Kelly with a Cartier eternity band of rubies and diamonds. When he saw other leading ladies in Hollywood were flashing bigger rings, he quickly ordered this 10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two baguettes, also from Cartier.
Queen Elizabeth II
The diamonds for Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring from Prince Philip have a special history: They came from a tiara belonging to Philip’s mother, Princess Andrew of Greece.
Lucky Princess Diana, she got to choose her own ring from a selection presented by Garrard Jewelers when Prince Charles proposed. There are a few different theories on why Diana selected the 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds: the color matched her eyes, the Queen may have actually selected it, or as Diana was later quoted as saying, “It was the biggest.”
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Following in family tradition, Prince Edward also proposed with a ring from the British royal jeweler Garrard. He presented his bride Sophie Rhys-Jones with a two carat oval diamond, flanked by two smaller heart-shaped gems—the ring is worth an estimated $150,000!
When perennial bachelor Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, proposed to Charlene Wittstock he did it in style. He presented the former South African Olympic swimmer with a serious sparkler that features a pear-shaped center diamond set in gray gold and embellished with round diamond brilliants, created by Maison Repossi. It’s estimated to be worth upwards of $100,000!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
- Whether your the bride, part of the wedding party or a guest at an event we all want to look our best. Wouldn't it be fun to do a "dress rehearsal" on your hair & make up ?!?! Well you can!! I was on one of my favorite sites InStyle Weddings & found "Hollywood Makeover" , this is so much fun and a great way to try hair styles & make-up to see how you look. You download a photo and can do all kinds of fun looks with it......this is a MUST for everyone & so much fun too! Happy Makeovers Everyone!
Friday, June 18, 2010
A low-riding ponytail gets an elegant upgrade when balanced with volume at the crown. N.Y.C hairstylist Giannandrea blow-dried Mendes's hair and wrapped it around Velcro rollers. Afert releasing, he side parted the hair to create bangs, brushing the rest into a ponytail. He then teased sections with hairspray, anchoring them with bobby pins.
Babaii transformed Johansson's shoulder-length hair into a style worthy of a modern-day Grace Kelly—ideal with a skin baring gown. He started by spritzing David Babaii for Wildaid Bohemian Beach Spray on the roots before he curled her hair into allover ringlets. Next, he backcombed the hair, diminishing the tight curls but keeping the body, and swept it across the nape of the neck to one side. Freeing a 2-inch section of hair in the front, he secured the rest with bobby pins. Babaii shaped the loose hair into a few big waves with a 1-inch curling iron, using a firm hold hairspray to set.
To create this "sexy and understated" chignon, Harry Josh, creative consultant for John Freida Collection, washed Pompeo's hair with Weather Works by Frizz-Ease from John Freida before blowing dry 2-inch sections. Once dry, he built up volume at the crown by spraying Sheer Blonde Crystal Clear Hairspray from John Freida while backcombing the hair. Josh pulled the hair into a disheveled side bun 2 inches behind Pompeo's ear and secured it with bobby pins
For this classic half-up look, N.Y.C. stylist Danilo misted a voluminizing spray on Cruz's roots before blowing the hair dry with a mixed bristle brush. To create body and texture, he used a 2" iron and set the sections by pin-curling them. Next, he gathered the top section of hair and backcombed it for extra height. He secured the upper-section with a bobby pin and let the rest fall free, while taming flyaways.
L.A. stylist Robert Ramos diffused Alba's hair to coax out its natural wave. Next, he gave her a center part, sectioned off hair from either side of the head and French-braided it. He made smaller plaits from her bottom layer of hair, wrapping them back toward the center and pinning them. "At the back of the head, the braids should be intertwined," he explains.
Fun stuff from InStyle Weddings!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
If you're not the flower type, why not use food? Making fresh fruit or candy the focal point not only looks great, but it also gives guests something to nosh on.
Display a Unique Centerpiece
Just about anything can serve as a vessel for flowers. Here, stacking brightly colored enamel boxes (some open, some closed) produces dimension without obscuring your guests' views.
Mix Up A Signature Cocktail
Offer a drink that will establish the tone for the rest of the reception. Cheers!
From InStyle Weddings!
Set a Stylish Table
Gold-rimmed plates may seem sedate, but position them on a bright, bold-patterned tablecloth with knotted napkins and silver flatware, and you've got the perfect setting for a fashion-forward bride.
Twist your favorite noodles (we love soba!) around a fork so your guests can sample hors d'oeuvres without getting their fingers dirty. Other ideas: homestyle spaghetti topped with a spicy meatball or macaroni and cheese with smoked bacon or toasted breadcrumbs.
Pick up an appetizer along with a cocktail, like this lobster-and-corn beignet served with a diminutive Dark and Stormy.
As guests dance into the wee hours, pass around breakfast classics like stacks of baby pancakes drizzled with maple syrup
Kicked-Up Bar Snacks
Offer elegant nibbles like Parmesan cheese straws, truffled rosemary popcorn, crispy artichoke chips with garlic aoli, and hand-rolled smoked paprika pretzels. Somthing fun from InStyle Weddings!
Friday, February 12, 2010
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Scimitar Ridge Ranch is private estate located on 175 acres in the beautiful Northwest. Scimitar is 600 feet above sea level offering the best views of the stunning Puget Sound.
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